It looks like the heat may be letting up a bit and just in time for some seriously (cool) Baltimore family events this weekend!

Get out and enjoy music all over town, from free concerts to fun festivals and even under the sea. Taste the sweetness of summer being served up from some of the city’s best food trucks. Create art, explore science and make magical memory making! Oh, and don’t forget this weekend is your last chance to treat yourself during Baltimore Restaurant Week

baltimore family events this weekend

Summer Concert on The Square 
July 29 | 6 PM – 9 PM

Celebrate summer with the folks from Belvedere Square. The Square is bringing the fun to to Friday nights in Baltimore, featuring live music from the region’s top and newest bands and the restaurants and market merchants of Belvedere Square. Enjoy ice cream and Summer Shandy (lemonade and wheat beer) from Atwater’s, crawfish boil from Tooloulou, kombucha by the glass and fermented snacks from Hex and chocolate ice tea and Mexican Chocolate Paletas from Jinji. MORE

Half Price Friday @ The Aquarium  
July 29 | 5 PM – 8 PM

Friday is your night! Get access to the Aquarium’s award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights, brought to you by M&T Bank. An evolution of their Fridays After Five program, Half-Price Friday Nights runs year-round, allowing you to spend any (or every) Friday evening after 5 pm with their 20,000-plus animal residents. MORE

The Little Mermaid presented by the Glyndon Area Players 
July 29, 30 & 31 – | Times Vary

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. MORE

Barre to Brunch with Sweetgreen and Pure Barre 
July 30 | 9:30 AM – 11 AM

Join Pure Barre Baltimore for some mom time and a Pure Barre Pop Up class at Sweetgreen on Fleet Street, Saturday, July 30th at 9:30am. After class, Sweetgreen is very generously providing free salads for all attendees to take home with you! MORE

Storytime LIVE! @ Kiddie Academy 
July 30 | 11 AM – 12 PM

Kiddie Academy of Abingdon, an educationally focused child care provider, will host a Storytime LIVE! event on July 30th.  Abingdon area children and their parents are invited to come and listen to a story and enjoy a live visit from Curious George, the lead character in the story, who will help to make Storytime LIVE! a memorable experience for families who attend.  Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture all of the excitement and smiling faces.   The Storytime LIVE! event is free and open to everyone – current students, new friends who would like to learn more about Kiddie Academy of Abingdon, or anyone who would simply like to share a special experience with their child. Kiddie Academy of Abingdon will provide light refreshments and educational activities for children and families. MORE

Hamilton Street Festival 
July 30 | 11 AM – 7 PM

The Hamilton Street Festival – Saturday July 30, 11am – 7pm – is one fest you don’t want to miss. BERGER Cookies with be there with a brand new product, and that just one of the tasty treats. They’ll be tons more food vendors, dancing in the streets, art, music and more. MORE

SeaDog Adoption Event 
July 30 | 11 AM – 2 PM

Join SeaDog Cruises for an adoption event just for the pups down on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor’s walkway! BARCS is teaming up with SeaDog (high-speed cruise ship) for this super-fun, family-friendly, lifesaving event. The BARCS BFF Adoption Waggin’ will be on the Harbor walkway with lots of loving, wonderful dogs waiting to meet you. All adopters will recieve a vouchure for a future voyage on the pet-friendly SeaDog! MORE

Children’s Drum Class with Urban Foli
July 30 | 11 AM – 12 PM

It’s more than a rhythm that moves ya it’s an instrument of storytelling. At Urban Foli’s children’s drum class students will learn how to listen and learn specific technical rhythms and sound. MORE

Drop-In Art @ The Walters
July 30 | 11 AM – 4 PM

Join The Walters in their studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you! This week’s sessions are magnificently musically themed and encourage you to Sing a Story. MORE

StrangeFolx Festival
July 30 | 12 AM – 3 PM

The 5th Annual Strangefolx Music Festival celebrates local and regional folk musicians, local artists, food, family, and fun! This festival includes wood-fired oven-baked pizza, local food and home-made goods, garden tours of Ash Street Gardens, and of course a line up of great music! MORE

Kerplunk Outside Drop-In Art
July 30 | 12 PM – 3 PM

This summer we take Kerplunk! – our FREE family art drop-in open for families and kids of all ages – into the streets of our neighborhood! Three Saturday summer sessions will be held outside Creative Alliance with a DJ, plus sidewalk chalk, and art projects outside. MORE

Trifecta Food Truck Festival
July 30 | 12 PM – 9 PM

The Food Truck Trifecta brings the best four-wheeled eateries together where they’ll decend upon the racetrack infield at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. This inaugural festival is a family-friendly celebration of food, music and local craft beers. MORE

Fells Point It Out Party
July 30 | 2 PM – 4 PM

If you’ve been playing along with the Fells Point It Out Instagram challenge it’s time to party! If you haven’t, there is still a little time left to get your grams in, so start snapping. Fells Point District is teaming with with The Bmore Creatives to host #FellsPointItOut, a week-long photo hunt (with prizes!) based in Fells Point! MORE

Harry Potter Book Release @ Barnes & Noble
July 30 | 8 PM – 12 AM (yup, midnight)

Barnes & Noble locations throughout Maryland (check the one nearest you) are inviting readers to join them for a series of events celebrating the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, and the wonder of the wizarding world. All Muggles, witches, and wizards are welcome—so grab your wand, wear your house colors, and head to your local B&N store for games, giveaways, trivia, and more. alohMOREa!

Harry Potter Book Release @ Red Canoe 
July 30 | 12:30 PM

The 5th Annual Strangefolx Music Festival celebrates local and regional folk musicians, local artists, food, family, and fun! This festival includes wood-fired oven-baked pizza, local food and home-made goods, garden tours of Ash Street Gardens, and of course a line up of great music!

Join Red Canoe and HLSprouts for Harry Potter’s birthday and the release of J. K. Rowlings latest Harry Potter adventure! Doors will open at 11pm. We will be offering snacks and drinks and of course your own copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be placed in your hands at midnight. It’s a night that cannot be missed! MORE

Meet The Authors @ The Children’s Bookstore  
July 30 | 11:30 AM

The Children’s Bookstore is celebrating the fun of summer camp with authors Stacy Davidowitz and Elissa Bren Weissman. Come in and meet them in the store, and take a trip to camp without leaving home… all you need to do is grab one of their camp themed books! MORE

Science Fair: The Water Ballet with Fluid Movement  
July 30 | 5 PM – 7 PM

Join Fluid Movement this Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Druid Park Pool for their 15th annual synchronized swimming event, SCIENCE FAIR! The Water Ballet. The 2016 water ballet celebrates the joys and pains of the bane of many kid’s school year: the long term science project and the nerve-wrecking judging process that goes along with it. A special scene is even dedicated to our own local celebrity, Mr. Trash Wheel. MORE

Sunday Munch Music and Brunch
July 31| 9 AM – 1 PM

Come on down this coming Sunday for Sunday Munch Music and Brunch!  Featuring Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, music, food and more. Relax, nosh and enjoy a Sunday social with the family and neighbors. 9am – 1pm- in conjunction with the Farmers Market Brunch with The Gathering Food Trucks with The Hollywood Diner Brunch Bar from 9am-1pm, Music, 11am-1:00pm (weather permitting) Food Trucks and MORE.

Cal Ripken World Series
July 31| 10 AM – 8 PM

The Cal Ripken World Series features some of the world’s best 12-year old baseball teams, taking the field at The Ripken Experience Aberdeen Powered By Under Armour youth baseball complex.  Eighteen teams,  from the US and around the world battle for the title of  World Series champions. Come out and cheer on home town favorites Maryland State and Harford County champs. MORE

Building with Biology @ Port Discovery
July 31| 10 AM

The Building with Biology event at Port Discovery is part of a nationwide festival to explore the exciting field of synthetic biology. Join them for fun hands-on activities that are for fun all ages, including building a model cell, creating a superbug, and MORE!

Storytime: Splashdance @ Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse
July 31| 11 AM – 12 PM

Ursula, a bear, and Ricardo, a human, are preparing for the water ballet competition, where the prize is a million dollars! But a new regulation at the community pool–no bears–leaves Ursula cut from the contest. Luckily, she encounters a group of undaunted animal swimmers at a local pond, and Ursula and her new team figure out a way to participate in the competition and make sure everyone is welcome at the pool once and for all. MORE

What & Why @ The Maryland Historical Society
July 31| 12 PM– 5 PM

Touring the Maryland Historical Society’s galleries, you discover a broad range of objects from paintings to textiles, but have you ever wondered how these came to be in the museum’s collection? The “what” of an object often becomes obvious after looking at it or reading about its history, but why the object was given often remains unstated. The stories behind many donations are touching and important to the object’s history. MORE